AF2130 Design of Steel Structures According to Eurocode 3 15.0 credits

Dimensionering av stålkonstruktioner enligt Eurocode 3

The course covers the design of steel structures from a basic to advanced level. The course is about how to find the resistance (or load capacity) of structures by means of design calculations. The design calculations follow the European standard EN 1993 – Design of steel structures.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The term “steel structures” refers to systems of beams and columns including bolted and welded joints. All aspects of special importance for steel structures are treated, such as column buckling, lateral torsional buckling, plate buckling and fatigue. In short the course content is described by the following keywords: material properties, shear resistance with regard to shear buckling, moment resistance with regard to local buckling and lateral torsional buckling, axial resistance with regard to local buckling, flexural buckling and lateral torsional buckling, bolted connections, welded joints and fatigue.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course gives knowledge and skills in the design of steel structures according to Eurocode 3 (EC3). The aims of the course are to learn not yet active designers relatively advanced design of steel structures and partly to ease the transition from BSK to EC3 for already active designers. After having completed the course the objective is that the student should be able to design structural steel components in general, especially for building structures and bridges.

Course Disposition

The course consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures are given at evenings, once a week between the hours 16 to 19. The students have time for some own work after the lectures (from 19 to 21), i.e. students will solve exercises related to the given lecture. Teachers are present and ready to help during this scheduled activity.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Programstudenter CSAMH HBAT, TIBYH, TCAEM

For students registered on a KTH programme 120 university credits (hp) including courses Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering equivalent to at least 2·times 7,5 ECTS points.

Recommended prerequisites

SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.


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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Approved design exercises and a written exam.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Bert Norlin

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

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    Offered by

    ABE/Structural Design & Bridges

    Main field of study *

    Built Environment

    Education cycle *

    Second cycle

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    Bert Norlin, tel. 08-790 7959, e-post

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Supplementary information

    The course is offered in the evenings and the study rate is about 25%.